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Carlos G. Liebmann founded the Casa Editora Liebmann in Ecuador in 1942. The publishing company initially specialized in legal books, including those of Alfred Karger, but eventually began publishing a wide range of South American authors. The company and associated bookstore were influential in the intellectual life of Ecuador in the 1950s and 1960s.

Liebmann previously worked in publishing in Munich and Berlin. During the Nazi period, he was temporarily interned. In 1939, he emigrated with his family to France and then to Ecuador, where he initially traded with German-language used books, stamps, and stationary. Although he grew up in an assimilated, secular family in Berlin, he played an active role in the Jewish community in Ecuador.


Fischer, Ernst. Verleger, Buchhändler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Oesterreich in der Emigration nach 1933. Stuttgart: Verband Deutscher Antiquare, 2011.

  • Location: Quito
  • Period: after 1942-at least 1953
  • Publisher(s): Carlos G. Liebmann (March 21, 1900, Berlin - after 1978)
  • Main Focus: Legal books, South American authors
  • Author(s): Alfred Karger
  • Number of Titles Published: unknown